Dr. David Salsberg

Dr. David Salsberg is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist in Manhattan, an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Department of Neurological Surgery, and a Clinical Instructor at The NYU School of Medicine in the Departments of Pediatrics. Dr. Salsberg is the Director of Pediatric Assessment, Learning, and Support, a multidisciplinary group practice in Manhattan. He is the former Associate Director of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation, and The Center for Children, as well as Coordinator of Psychosocial Services and Pediatric Psychology at The Stephen D. Hassenfeld Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. In addition to therapy and treatment, his practice specializes in conducting neuropsychological and educational evaluations for children; as well as school consultation and advocacy. Over the past 20 plus years Dr. Salsberg has worked with children of all ages and their families with various physical, developmental, neurological, psychological and learning disabilities. In teaching and clinical work his primary focus is always on the proper assessment, diagnosis and appropriate educational and treatment recommendations for each child. Dr. Salsberg’s experience with acquired brain injury and concussion has led to his collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as working with the team physicians conducting the annual pre-season concussion screenings with the NY Giants.

Dr. Salsberg has published numerous articles and chapters, led research initiatives, and has presented at grand rounds and conferences at numerous hospitals, schools and institutions around the country. Dr. Salsberg has served as an expert reviewer for numerous professional journals, including The Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Salsberg has also served as an expert witness in civil, federal and criminal court cases, in addition to many educational law hearings. He has been interviewed on topics such as child development, neuropsychological evaluations, autism and trauma on radio and in various periodicals including The New York Times: Science Times, and New York Magazine; and has been featured on Keeping Kids Healthy on PBS channel thirteen.

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Salsberg helped develop and serves on the board of a number of not-for-profit organizations. Daniel’s Music Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides free music programs for people with disabilities in the New York City area. Dr. Salsberg serves on numerous professional advisory boards, including two special education schools in Manhattan, namely The Gateway School and the Reece School; as well as The IDEAL School, which is a private school in Manhattan committed to an inclusion model of education. Dr. Salsberg also serves on the professional advisory board of The Meeting House, an after-school program for children with special needs; as well as on the Professional Advisory Boards of Ramapo for Children, The New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD) and The New York Center for Infants and Toddlers (NYCIT).